CBS aired 13 drama series this past season - most of them among the biggest shows remaining on US broadcast TV. Today it announced the renewal of just 8 of them:
- NCIS: Hawai’i
- CSI: Vegas
- Fire Country
- FBI Most Wanted
- FBI International
- The Equalizer
Some of those shows are midway through multi-season orders. CBS also announced the renewal of some comedies:
- So Help Me Todd
- The Neighborhood
- Bob Hearts Abishola
- Young Sheldon
But some shows remain yet to be picked up - fear not Blue Bloods fan, there are just negotiations still ongoing. Blue Bloods and SWAT are likely to be picked up after some budget negotiations. New show East New York will have its fate determined by the success or failure of the yet-to-screen True Lies series.
MSNBC hired former White House press secretary Jen Psaki to host a show on the talk news channel.
Psaki will host a weekly series for the cable news channel called Inside With Jen Psaki, beginning Sunday, March 19. The show will run at noon on Sundays and stream on Peacock the following day.
While I suspect that public enthusiasm for Psaki has cooled a bit since the deal with her was announced, what caught my interest was that it will stream on Peacock the following day. My question: Why even bother? It's a news discussion/interview program. If anything interesting happens, the interesting bits will be on social soon after the broadcast. Who do they think will be waiting until the next day to stream a reheated show on Peacock?
- Call of Duty will be released on Nintendo Switch the same day as it comes out on XBox to appease regulators following the Microsoft acquisition of Activision (should it be approved). Read: Complex
- A planned Stanley Kubrick film based on Napoleon Bonaparte has been reconceived as an HBO TV series with Steven Spielberg producing. Read: Dark Horizons
- RIP Barbara Bosson - The Hill Street Blues and Murder One star was 83. Read: Variety
- Jon Favreau says he has already written season 4 of The Mandalorian, ahead of the debut of season 3. Read: Dark Horizons
- Don't expect a third season of Mindhunter on Netflix, says David Fincher - it is tiring and the viewership wasn't there to keep the budget of the first two. Read: Vulture
- ITV has renewed Karen Pirie for a second season. Read: C21
- Tulsa King season 2 likely won't film in Tulsa. Read: Uproxx
- If you need an article that ranks the Scream movies, here you go. Again, the TV series is ignored... Read: Paste
- The The Walking Dead spinoff starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira has started production and will debut in 2024. Read: TV Insider
- Days after Warner Bros cancelled daytime curtroom show Judge Mathis, a new show starring the judge has been picked up by Byron Allen. Read: Variety
- Blumhouse now has a gaming division. Read: The Verge
Australian Amazon Prime Video series Class of 07 debuts March 17.
Feature film Boston Strangler debuts on Hulu in the US and via Star/Disney+ internationally March 17.
Mae Martin: SAP debuts on Netflix March 28.
Chang Can Dunk will debut on Disney+ March 10.
The Belgian-Dutch thriller film Noise debuts on Netflix March 17.
Unseen is a horror film about a messy house. It debuts on Netflix March 29.
Ariyoshi Assists debuts March 14 on Netflix.
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